Saturday, November 25, 2006

Back from Georgia

"Home" was actually really nice. Sprinkles had a good time having 3 people to play with him all day, and he slept really well (which meant I slept GREAT). We got to go see the Titanic Exhibit while I was there. Since I was completely obsessed with Titanic when I was in middle school/high school, it was really interesting to get to see some of the real artifacts up close. (Yeah, I was prone to obsession even back then...) Anyways, not too many facts or points I hadn't learned previously, but I still found it quite fascinating. Mom and Dad really seemed to enjoy it as well.

The flight there and back was good. Well rephrase, the way back was wonderful and restful, the way there I broke down into tears bc the dog barked so much and people were so rude, and honestly he's a dog with his own can I force him to shut up when they make him stay under the seat? He was scared and I ended up being allowed to put him in his bag in my lap with my hand in the carrier for the rest of the two hour plane ride, but about 30 minutes of it was constant barking. Sigh. I knew it was coming...I just didn't expect it to be so hard. I totally sympathize with parents of screaming kids now.

I'm about to head home to decorate my Christmas tree. It's green glittery tinsel...and as Randy puts it, "not a surprise to anyone." I'm thinking about trying to do a table for the church Christmas party. I have one really pretty idea and one really funny one, but I'd have to have people at the table with a good sense of humor who would think they were at the sucky table. Hmmmm.... Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and were blessed this year with a peaceful holiday like me. Love you all.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Jo, I am sitting here in the computer lab with some time to kill before class and I just updated myself on your blog. I have not read it sense your cute addition to your family arrived. I need to tell you a few things that are on my heart. First of all, you give yourself entirely too little credit, Joanna I have always admired the person you are. I have this teacher this year who is only about 5 or 6 years older than me and I could not for the life of me figure out why I was so drawn to her, then it hit me, she totally reminds me of you. Her mannerisms, her witty sense of humor, her quirkiness, plus the fact that she is incredibly intelligent, and humble about the fact. Joanna you have so many good qualities, I just wish you would see the value in yourself that anyone who comes to know you sees. I so very much miss my little hobbit friend that would come and stay at my house and accompany me to taco bell and entertain me with stories of scary men peeking at her in her window. I so very much enjoyed you company Jo, and it especially meant a lot to me because you where such a good friend to me at a time in my life where I was very sad and lonely. I felt so "stuck" in searcy and with where I was in life. You where one of my only sources of relief and encouragement for a while there. I appreciated so much you being there for me, for being a friend to me. I hated to leave you when I left. It made me sad. I want you to know that you do not only have the GA home to go and visit, have you thought about the fact that Katrina and I would love to see you and we are both in the same city? I know I have been terrible at keeping up with people sense I have been in Saint Louis, but please don't for one moment think that it means I have moved on from our friendship or forgotten about you. I have never been one to move on, I usually come around and call and I love to pick right up with someone where we left off. I understand that not everyone works like this, but I want you to know that IS the case for me. I suck at email and I have been horrible at updating my xanga the last few years, but I love talking to people and catching up, or even better getting to see them in person. Joanna please know that you are loved by many, and that your friendship will never just go away from my heart. I value you and I respect you and I do still very much miss you. If you are ever feeling like you are far removed from old friends, please pick up the phone and call. I always want to talk and see how people are doing and catch up I have a lot of good memories from college and a lot of them include you. I don't feel like our friendship is only in the past there is plenty of room for you in my life now, and I would love to have you a more active part of it. I want you to be a part of it. Lots of times I make the assumption that other people are busy with what is going on where they are, and so they are preoccupied with that. Joanna I know more good things are on their way to you. You are an individual of value and so much love to give. There is no way that God will let all that love to give, go to waste.